GREENSBORO - Delma Hunt Nickell (Del) wrote the final chapter in her incredible book of a wonderful life well lived on March 12, 2014, quietly at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro, NC, surrounded by loved ones and wondertui and special care givers.
Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Service on Saturday,
March 15, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Forbis and Dick Funeral Home, 1118 N. Elm Street Greensboro, NC. A visitation with the family will follow the service at Forbis and Dick.
Del was born to Clinton Conwell Hunt and Cora Lee Hunt on May 13, 1921 in Covington, Virginia. Del was raised by her loving Aunt and Uncle, Grace and Cody Eubanks (Nano and Poppi) of Charlottesville, Virginia.
Del was a Nurse at the University of Virginia Hospital in the Pediatric Unit and also taught Nurse Cadets who served in WW II. It was here that Del caught the eye of a young IJVA student, Grason T. Nickell (Nick), and thus began an incredible and inspiring seventy plus love story. This past January 20, 2014, Del and Nick celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary.
Del was an incredibly loving and supporting wife whose devotion and support nurtured an amazing family, and she helped her husband build an incredibly successful business. She was blessed with a husband who knew she hung the stars and the moon and was from where his strength came. She was an adoring Mother, and was a true and fun friend to a select few.
From as early as her childhood, she was aware of the importance of family. Del was an avid golfer and active at Sedgefield Country Club, a craftsperson, a gifted floral arranger and small business owner, "Del's Creations", and Chairman of the Altar Guild at Saint Andrews Episcopal Church.
Del is survived by her husband and special love, Nick, son Frank T. Nickell and wife Carol and grandsons Joey and Thomas, son David B. Nickell and wife Susan and grandsons and wives, Cody Nickell and Kate Norris and Bryan and Erin Nickellstage.
The void is great as her passing leaves a tremendous loss in our world, but she has prepared us for this time and has given us the strength, grace and love to carry on with what she built. Her spirit lives on in each of us.
There are many hands and hearts who have touched and cared for Del over the past few years, too many to name. You all have been special and Del thanks you for the love and care you have shared. Her family does not have the words to adequately express our deep gratitude for all that you have done for our special love. Know that your time, effort and gentle caring have touched our hearts and will be passed forward.
A private family Burial Service will be held.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to the Children's Home Society of North Carolina PO Box 14608 Greensboro, NC 27415